Do you stock up on fruit and veg at the supermarket, all full of good intentions, only to notice that after barely a week, your lettuce has gone limp, and your carrots have gone shrivelled and dry?
Hands up who had a lovely day out a local beauty spot over the gorgeous bank holiday weekend? Did you do your bit and bin your litter, or take it home with you?
How much food do you waste? Do you have a mouldy block of cheese hiding in the back of your fridge, or some leftovers that are past their best?
Refuse collectors in Fife are regularly physically and verbally abused on their rounds, and the council has launched a new campaign to encourage drivers to be patient around bin lorries so they don’t cause accidents.
The latest Wheelie Bin Roundup features a story about how a 9-year old girls attempt at keeping her local park clean and tidy has been sabotaged by a group of youths. North West Leicestershire District Council has been criticised for attaching non-recyclable flyers to around 45,000 wheelie bins and people living near Ellesmere park in Farnworth, Manchester, say it’s being blighted by youths who are constantly setting fire to wheelie bins.
With Easter on the horizon, have you ever thought about the amount of packaging that comes with the 80 millions eggs that are sold in the UK each year. One way to reduce this amount is to make your own Easter egg.
As well as the chocolate eggs being full of packaging, there are also other aspects of waste to consider, including food waste from having the family over for dinner.
The NHS is under more pressure than ever before. It’s under financial pressure, the workforce is stretched to its limits, and it also needs to reduce its carbon emissions - all reasons why it has to reduce waste and use its precious resources more efficiently.
Residents on a Birmingham street are so pushed for parking spaces that they are using wheelie bins as cones to make sure they can park close to their homes.
Schools in England throw enough waste away every day to fill 185 double-decker buses! Most of this waste could be avoided by reducing waste, reusing items, and recycling wherever possible. If schools cut down on waste, it’s good news for budgets and the environment. Here’s our guide on how schools can be greener.